Breast Augmentation

Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs, FL and surrounding areas

Dr. Joseph Mazza, board certified plastic surgeon, offers breast augmentation (mammaplasty) services at his Mazza Plastic Surgery Center located in Ft. Myers, FL. Mammaplasty is a popular cosmetic enhancement procedure for women as it balances their figure and helps them feel more feminine. Some women whose breasts are asymmetrical, misshapen or atrophied from pregnancy and breast feeding also have breast augmentation.

Women of all ages elect to undergo breast augmentation to:

  • Enlarge their breasts
  • Enhance the shape or contour of their breasts
  • Balance their figure (give proportion) and achieve breast symmetry
  • Restore lost breast volume and firmness due to pregnancy and/or breast-feeding
  • Restore breast volume due to weight loss
  • Improve how clothing fits
  • Restore and enhance self-confidence and body image

Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

One of the main concerns expressed by Dr. Joseph Mazza’s breast augmentation patients is the desire to have their breasts look as natural as possible. In other words, they do not want their breast enhancement to look fake. This is possible by making sure your augmentation goals are realistic to your overall body proportions and to ensure that the right size and shape implants are selected.

During your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Mazza, he will have an in-depth conversation with you about your desired augmentation goals and the best surgical options to achieve them. At this time you can see before and after photos of previous breast augmentation patients. Dr. Mazza will have you try on various sizes of implants in order for the patient to have a good perspective to help gauge breast implant sizes.

Breast augmentation patients should be 18 years or older, in good health, have finished with breast-feeding at least three months prior to breast augmentation surgery, and defer pregnancy for a least a year. Dr. Mazza will also conduct a medical examination and review your health history.

The next important step is to select and fit your breast implants. This is a critical step so that you achieve your desired proportion and shape goals. Dr. Mazza will guide you through this process along with recommending the best surgical technique (breast implant approach) to provide the best cosmetic result. Some of the considerations for your breast augmentation procedure are:

  • Breast implant type
  • Breast implant size
  • Breast implant volume, dimensions and shape

Dr. Mazza utilizes breast implants from the leading breast implant manufacturers (Mentor™and Allergan- NATRELLE®). These breast implants have different features and benefits that can be discussed. These are important decisions for your satisfaction that Dr. Joseph Mazza will thoroughly discuss with you and answer all of your questions.

Breast Augmentation Procedure and Recovery

Dr. Mazza typically begins breast augmentation surgery with an incision, made either in the crease of the breast, or the perimeter of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). The selected placement of the incision is variable for patients due to individual body types or previous incisions.

Once the incision is made, a pocket is created underneath the breast tissue or under the chest wall muscle to place the implant. The incision is then carefully sutured.

Once the incisions have been closed and taped, the breasts are wrapped and supported by a gauze bandage. Dr. Mazza advises that the recovery for the breast augmentation patient is well tolerated and there are no drains used. Patients wear a post-operative bra that is front closure for several weeks. Pain medication for soreness and any pain can be given. Swelling gradually subsides and stitches are removed within seven to ten days. Patients are able to return to work within a week’s time, with the restriction of no lifting over 15lbs for the first 3 weeks.


Joseph Mazza, M.D. is an experienced aesthetic (cosmetic) surgeon who incorporates his advanced surgical skill with his artistic eye to produce natural looking results for his patients who desire to lift, augment and enhance their breasts. If you desire extraordinary patient care in a safe, modern and professional environment, choose Dr. Joseph Mazza.